Dr. Deborah Riebe
Office: 25 West Independence Way,Suite P,RM 205
Professor and Chair
Education & Training
B.S. Springfield College
M.S. University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Fellowship, American College of Sports Medicine, 1997
Outstanding Young Investigator, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, 2002
Honor Award, New England Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine, 2004
Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award, University of Connecticut, 2006
KIN 275 Introduction to Exercise Science
KIN 325 Fitness Appraisal and Guidance
KIN 425 Fitness and Wellness Program Development
KIN 501 Seminar in Kinesiology
KIN 524 Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Care
Dr. Riebe’s research focuses on promoting exercise and physical activity in various populations, including older adults, individuals who are overweight or obese, and college students. She is part of the SENIOR project (Study of Exercise and Nutrition in Older Rhode Islanders) which helps adults over the age of 65 remain active and eat a healthy diet. Dr. Riebe also develops and investigates interventions designed to prevent weight gain, lose weight, and maintain weight loss.
Greaney, M.L., Riebe, D., Garber, C.E., Lees, F.D., Rossi, J., Burbank, P.M., Nigg, C., Clark, P.G. Long term effects of a stage based physical activity intervention for older adults: Results from the SENIOR project. J Gerontol, in press.
Blissmer, B., Riebe, D., Dye, G., Ruggiero, L., Greene, G., Caldwell, M. Health-related quality of life following a clinical weight loss intervention among overweight and obese adults: Intervention and 24 month follow-up effects. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 4:43, 2006.
Riebe, D., Garber, C.E. Rossi, J.S., Greaney, M.L., Nigg, C.R., Lees, F.D., Burbank, P.M., Clark, P.G. Physical activity, physical function and stages of change in older adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29, 70-80, 2005.
Riebe, D., Blissmer, B., Greene, G.W., Caldwell, M., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K.M., Nigg, C.R. Long-term maintenance of exercise and healthy eating behaviors in overweight adults. Preventive Medicine, 40 769-778, 2005.
Menard, J.R., Smith, H.E., Riebe, D., Braun, C.M., Blissmer, B., Patterson, R.B. Long-term results of peripheral arterial disease rehabilitation. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 39, 1186-1192, 2004.
Belhumer, R., Greene, G.W., Riebe, D., Caldwell M., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K. Fatty acid intake and serum lipids in overweight adults: short term effects of fat reduction, exercise and weight loss. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 19, 255-264, 2004.
Riebe, D., Greene, G.W., Ruggiero, L., Stillwell, K.M. Blissmer, B., Nigg, C.R. and Caldwell, M. Evaluation of a healthy-lifestyle approach to weight management. Preventive Medicine, 36, 45-45, 2003.
Greene, G.W., Riebe, D., Ruggiero, L., Caldwell, M. Blissmer, B. A pilot home-based, healthy lifestyle weight management program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 18 (2), 135-141, 2003.
Clark, P.G., Nigg, C.R., Greene, G., Riebe, D., & Saunders, S.D. The study of exercise and nutrition in older Rhode Islanders (SENIOR): Translating theory into research. Health Education Research, in press, 2002.
Burbank, P.M., Riebe, D., Padula, C.A. and Nigg, C. Exercise and older adults: Changing behavior with the Transtheoretical Model. Journal of Orthopedic Nursing, 21(4): 51-63, 2002.
Riebe, D., Patterson, R.B. & Braun, C.M. Comparison of two progressive treadmill tests in patients with peripheral Arterial Disease, Vascular Medicine, 6, 215-221, 2001.
Investigator (P. Clark, PI) SENIOR II: Maintaining exercise and healthy eating in older adults. Five-year award from NIA/NCI awarded in 2006. Amount: $1,908,279.
Investigator (G. Greene, PI): Behavior change for obesity prevention in young adults. Awarded from the USDA in 2006. Amount $1,127,707
Principal Investigator: Clinical exercise science laboratories. Awarded from the Champlin Foundations in 2002. Amount: $98,898.
Investigator: (C. Redding, PI) Evaluating multiple cancer risk behavior interventions among parents. Two year grant awarded in 2001. Senate appropriation awarded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Amount: $2,568,000.
Investigator: (W. Velicer, PI) Computerized population programs for cancer risks. RO1 five-year grant awarded in 2001 from the National Cancer Institute. Amount: $4,356,921.
Principal Investigator: Validation of two physical activity questionnaires in older adults. Supplemental (SENIOR project – Phil Clark, PI) two-year grant from NIA awarded in 2001. Amount $423,603.
Investigator: (J. Prochaska, PI) School computer programs for teens for six cancer risks. RO1 five-year grant awarded in 2000 from the National Cancer Institute. Amount: $2,800,000.
Investigator: (P. Clark, PI). Stage-based Health Promotion With The Elderly. Four-year grant awarded in 1998 from the National Institute on Aging. Amount: $2,798,170.
Principal Investigator: Stage-matched interventions for diet and exercise. Three year grant awarded in 1997 from the American Cancer Society. Amount: $401,000.
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.